Turkey's FM sees promlems between Syria-Iraq 'family issue'

Davutoglu visited the Salt Martyr Cemetery and attended the signing ceremony of a protocol on opening of Turkish Language & Culture Program in Jordan University.

Turkey's FM sees promlems between Syria-Iraq 'family issue'

Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday that Turkey did not see its efforts to solve the problems between Syria and Iraq as an act of "mediation".

Speaking at a joint press conference after his meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Amman, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey and Jordan were two countries that shared borders with Syria and Iraq.

Commenting on the relations between Syria and Iraq, Davutoglu said, "We have the same destiny with these countries. We do not call our efforts an act of 'mediation'. Because, we do not see these countries as two different parties. This is a family issue".

Regarding the relations between Turkey and Jordan, Davutoglu said the two countries had a common culture and history.

Noting that Turkey and Jordan would soon implement new joint projects, Davutoglu said the countries would cooperate in areas such as electricity, infrastructure, transferring the Arab natural gas to Turkey, as well as land and air transportation.

Jordanian Minister Judeh said in his part that his country supported Turkey's mediatory role in its region.

Judeh also said that Jordan shared the same opinion with Turkey regarding the establishment of a permanent peace in the region.

Following the press conference, Davutoglu visited the Salt Martyr Cemetery and attended the signing ceremony of a protocol on opening of Turkish Language & Culture Program in Jordan University.

Davutoglu also attended a fast-breaking dinner hosted in his honor by Judeh.


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